7 Amazing health benefits you can get from pumpkin

With fall-like temperatures finally here, I can't help but think of everything pumpkin. It's such an amazing vegetable that I'm not surprised that even the Halloween holiday uses it as a staple for jack o'lanterns. While it can be used for decorations around your home during the fall, it also serves as a super food that you can use in many different dishes.

If you are a pumpkin-lover like me, then you will enjoy learning that not only is it tasty, but it provides you with so many vitamins!


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It's unfortunate that pumpkin isn't a year-round veggie, but it's best to enjoy it while it's in season. The next time you're in the supermarket don't forget to pick up one and make a pie, a casserole, or side dish. Whatever your little heart desires!

Meanwhile, check out the amazing health benefits that come this orange veggie. You'll never look at it the same way again! 

It's chockful of vitamins: Get your daily dose of vitamins A, E, and C through this veggie. These are important antioxidants your body needs to maintain a healthy vision and ward off lung and oral cancers. 

It's low in calories: This veggie has 80 calories per serving and also provides you with seven grams of fiber, and three grams of protein. 

Get the minerals you need: If you tend to throw out the seeds you scoop out of the pumpkin think again. The seeds provide you with protein, magnesium, potassium, and zinc to lower cholesterol, depression, prevent kidney stones, and protect prostates in men.  

It controls your weight: This veggie maintains your blood sugar levels at bay thanks to its easily digestible protein. Therefore you won't be tempted to munch on junk food during the daytime. 

It keeps your skin healthy: Oils that come from pumpkin seeds are great for the skin. It provides the necessary fatty acids that the skin needs to absorb to remain youthful.

It's a natural anti-inflammatory: If you suffer from arthritis or other joint pain, pumpkin may relieve it for you. The beta carotene found in it is known to immediately reduce joint pain and keeps them from getting inflamed.

It's a great toxin eliminator: This veggie is used a diuretic and can help you recharge your body by getting rid of extra waste.

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